Kalie Brister

My name is Kalie Brister, and I was born and raised in small-town DeRidder, LA. I am the receptionist at Westside Veterinary Clinic. Client service has always been my go-to career, and I enjoy meeting and growing to know my clients. I find working with the public to be very rewarding, and all of my clients become my family. I am married to Michael Brister, and we are fur parents to a dachshund named Sophie and have 7 other outside dogs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two nieces, Nevaeh and Bailee, and we love the water. In the future, I would love to grow in the veterinary field as my love for animals is very big!

Veterinary Technician

Debbie Hartsfield

My name is Debbie Hartsfield and I have worked in the veterinary field since 1990. I actually started my career here at Westside Veterinary Clinic working for Drs Bert and Sally. My husband's career in the Army moved us to Texas in 1993. I continued to work at a veterinary clinic there and trained to be a veterinary technician. I find it very rewarding to work with pets and their families. My goal is to help pets live a good quality life for as long as they can. When we moved back to DeRidder I returned to work at Westside Veterinary Clinic. I live with my husband Kevin, three Dobermans, Manfred, Rommel, Keegan and two cats Rose and Buttercup. In my spare time I enjoy training and competing in agility trials with my Dobermans.

Veterinary Assistant

Kennee Smith

My name is Kennee Smith. I am married with three sons – Ely, Tate and Jansen. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing and barrel racing. I have always had a passion for animals so I really appreciate the opportunity to work at Westside Veterinary Clinic.

Veterinary Assistant

Tory Lavergne

My name is Tory Lavergne. I am a mother to three handsome boys who always keep me on my toes. In my free time, I enjoy photography and riding horses. I own three horses – Vivika, Speed Bump and Soldier. I also have a Blue Heeler named Harli. I love all animals and am grateful to be able to work with them.

Veterinary Assistant

Sundee Hunt

My name is Sundee Hunt. I have worked in wildlife rehabilitation for the past ten years and find it very rewarding to rehabilitate and release animals back into their natural habitats. I am a single mom to four amazing boys and one daughter-in-law. I have a small farm in Longville, LA with many, many animals – from dogs to tortoises to goats along with lots of birds and rabbits. I am looking forward to being able to take care of your fur baby and help give it the love and affection it deserves to help give it the healthiest life possible.

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah Oradei

My name is Hannah Oradei. I have worked with animal rescues for a few years now and spend much of my free time helping animals across the country. I have 2 dogs, Bowen and Oakley, and 3 cats, Nova, Ember, and Cash. I am excited to continue helping animals live their best lives while expanding my veterinary career here at Westside Veterinary Clinic.